The EU and Africa

From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa
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  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Dimensions and Pages: 230 x 150 mm, 526pp
  • EAN: 9781868145751
  • Rights: Southern Africa
  • Recommended Price (ZAR): 320.00
  • Recommended Price (USD): n/a

In the high imperial period from the nineteenth century, some in Europe advocated the idea of ‘Eurafrique’ – a formula for putting Africa’s resources at the disposal of Europe’s industries. After tracing Europe’s historical attempts to remodel relations following African independence from the 1960s and Europe’s own quest for unity, the book examines the current strategic dimensions of the relationship, especially the place of Africa in Europe’s own need for global partnerships. Key issues are then analysed, from trade and investment to the growing priorities of security and governance, offering case histories of the role of key European players in Africa – France, Britain, Portugal and the Nordics – within the context of the European Union. The volume concludes by examining issues of migration and identity, especially in view of Europe’s controversial immigration policies and complex relations with the Maghreb and Mediterranean, as well as perceptions of past and current European identity.

The study concludes that Africa and Europe still appear not to have fully escaped the burdens of history, and examines the feasibility of elaborating and practising, in future, an ‘Afro-Europa’: a new relationship of genuine equality, partnership, and mutual self-interest between both continents that sheds the baggage of the ‘Eurafrique’ past.

With Hurst & Co.  Rights: Southern Africa only

Introduction Kaye Whiteman

PART 1 AFRICA AND EUROPE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

The Rise and Fall of Eurafrique: From the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 to the Tripoli EU-Africa Summit of 2010 Kaye Whiteman

Paradise Lost and Found: The African Union and the European Union Adekeye Adebajo

PART 2 POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND STRATEGIC DIMENSIONS

Regional Integration in Africa: Lessons From Europe? Adebayo Adedeji

Europe, Africa, and Aid: Towards A Genuine Partnership Rob de Vos

South Africa and the EU: Where Lies the Strategic Partnership? Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott

The EU, the Maghreb, and the Mediterranean George Joffé

The EU and Asia: Lessons for Africa? Shada Islam

PART 3 TRADE, INVESTMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT

Global Africa: The Last Investment Frontier? Liam Halligan

An Anatomy of the Economic Partnership Agreements Mareike Meyn

Africa and Europe: Ending A Dialogue of the Deaf? Gilbert Khadiagala

A Critique of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy Charles Mutasa

PART 4 SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE

AU/EU Security and Governance Cooperation Garth le Pere

The EU Security Role in the Great Lakes Region Aldo Ajello

The EU Security Role in Chad and the Central African Republic Winrich Kühne

PART 5 THE EU/AFRICA POLICIES OF FRANCE, BRITAIN, PORTUGAL, AND THE NORDICS

France, the EU, and Africa Douglas A. Yates

Britain, the EU, and Africa Paul D. Williams

Portugal, the EU, and Africa Alex Vines

The Nordics, the EU, and Africa Anne Hammerstad

PART 6 MIGRATION AND IDENTITY

Migration and ‘Fortress Europe’ Andrew Geddes

The Black Atlantic From Othello to Obama: In Search of A Post-Racial Society Ali A. Mazrui

Europe’s Post-Colonial Role and Identity Hartmut Mayer

Adekeye Adebajo is an accomplished scholar who has authored and edited three books on peace and conflict issues in Africa. He is Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), a top-rated global think-tank based in Cape Town. Adebajo was Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Director of the Africa Programme of the New York-based International Peace Academy (IPA), a research and policy development institute. He has served on UN missions to South Africa, Western Sahara and Iraq. His most recent publication is The Curse of Berlin: Africa After the Cold War (2010).

Kaye Whiteman is a journalist and writer specialising in West African affairs but with wider interests in Europe-Africa relations and international relations. A graduate in History from the University of Oxford, he was Deputy Editor of West Africa magazine before moving to the European Commission in Brussels where he dealt with development issues, especially in Africa. He is currently a London-based Editorial Adviser to Business Day (Nigeria) and writes for numerous publications such as The Guardian, The Annual Register, Afrique Asie and Geopolitique Africaine. He is also a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

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